As fall takes hold, a magnificent blanket of gold and amber leaves begins to descend across the USA. Misty morning walks and roaring fires start to beckon, and it’s time to make travel plans to catch this glorious season at its best. Wondering where to go? We’ve got 10 suggestions.
In Montana’s spellbinding Glacier National Park, the burnt-orange foliage creates the perfect backdrop for family camping adventures and wildlife-viewing.
The Berkshires’ unspoiled landscapes and inviting towns are among the best places to enjoy the changing colours in New England – be sure to catch the panoramic views from Mohawk Trail.
Colorado is one of America’s most beautiful states at any time of the year, but its gilded aspens make fall one of the most picturesque times to visit.
Portland is awash with warm colours in the fall; admire the blazing oaks and maples in the city centre or take a quick trip to Sauvie Island to visit a pumpkin patch.
5. Napa, California
Amid the flurry of excitement that surrounds the Napa Valley wine harvest, this is the perfect time to admire the region’s changing scenery.
6. Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains come alive in October, with sublime contrasts of vermillion red and fiery orange amid its yellow birches, beeches and maples.
7. Door County, Wisconsin
Brave the chilly mornings in Door County for fall-colour boat trips down the Wisconsin River, then warm up with a tour of some of the excellent microbreweries.
With one of the most scenic byways in the country, Skyline Drive, there are few better places for a fall road trip than Shenandoah.
Stowe, often cited as one of the most spectacular foliage viewing spots in New England, offers a kaleidoscope of autumnal shades towards the beginning of October.
10. Taos, New Mexico
The northernmost mountains of New Mexico are mesmerising during the fall; drive out from the city along the Enchanted Circle route for sweeping views across mountains and canyons.